Wife taken into custody in connection with husband’s killing
FALMOUTH, Trelawny â€” The Trelawny police were, up to late Tuesday afternoon, questioning Sylvia Montaque Brown in connection with the gruesome killing of her husband, 59-year-old fisherman David Brown, whose body was discovered near their Wakefield home on Saturday morning.
Accompanied by her attorney, she was taken into the custody of the Falmouth police at 10:00 am on Tuesday. Cops had given her until noon to turn herself in.
Before walking into the police station Montaque Brown had not been seen in public since her husband’s body was discovered. Cops initially named her a person of interest but upgraded her to a suspect on Monday, the same day her brother, 60-year-old gardener Lester “Judge” Montague, was charged with murder in connection with the killing.
On Saturday, Brown’s lifeless, bludgeoned, blood-drenched body was found in bushes close to the matrimonial home he and his wife shared. His body, which had multiple wounds, was wrapped in a white bed sheet. It was discovered on a sheet of zinc close to the couple’s house.
Commander of the Trelawny Police Division, Deputy Superintendent of Police Winston Milton said the Browns were engaged in a domestic dispute on Friday night; threats were allegedly made during the fracas and Montaque Brown reported the incident to the police. Cops visited the couple’s home in an effort to quell the disturbance.
However, sometime after 7:00 Saturday morning the police were again contacted by residents who reportedly heard a commotion coming from the couple’s house.
Neighbours said the Browns frequently fought.